UK based 1080 Media Organisation to produce and distribute 2017-18 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

October 24, 2016

UK-based rights holder Clipper Ventures Plc has announced it will retain the 1080 Media Organisation as Official Host Broadcaster for the eleventh edition of the unique biennial ocean endurance challenge for every-day people that is the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

“1080 Media TV did an outstanding job producing and distributing our TV news, therapy social media, long-form and live content for our 2015-16 edition, reaching over 150 territories around the world,” said Clipper Ventures Global Business and Communications Director Jonathan Levy on signing the deal at the sports TV market Sportel in Monaco today.

“We developed the new human adventure format for our global TV series with 1080; The Race of Their Lives comprises 7 x 1 hour (52-minute) shows which have been taken by broadcasters as each episode is delivered during the Clipper Race and again post event as a full series. The second season is already picking up awards for its gritty portrayal of real people facing harsh reality, triumph and tragedy. We decided to maintain the momentum and interest by committing to a third season now. I feel it is the most compelling human adventure sports show of its type,” added Levy, who is also Executive Producer.

1080 Media TV said it was delighted to retain the rights for a third season to produce and distribute the global long-form official TV series, live feeds, news and social media packages. “We will continue to develop a strong multiplatform approach which maximises traditional broadcast and new digital media opportunities for a strong global brand like the Clipper Race,” said Founder and CEO of the 1080 Media Organisation, Cliff Webb.

“We aim to build the international distribution even further for the 2017-18 Clipper Race series and we are still receiving strong interest in the second award-winning season of The Race of Their Lives which is now available as a full series following the completion of the last edition this summer. Broadcasters are also keen to extend rights for a third season.”